Mickey: Home for the Holidays!

10860926_10203202418517471_5675180874069037207_oYesterday, Mickey left our fostering for his forever home with the family who met him last weekend. The family also is adopting Mickey’s sister, Mindy, who has been in a separate foster home. I wish I could be there to see that reunion.

Mickey has a long way to go in becoming a confident dog, and in his favor is his eagerness to please and to learn. He is such a sweet boy. I hope his rehabilitation actively continues alongside his sister.

This will be our last foster dog for 2014, as the holidays are usually crazy and we’re physically and mentally all over the place. See you in the New Year!

5 responses

    • Thank you! We get attached, too, but we keep the purpose in mind. Helps that we remind the kids, and hear ourselves at the same time. I do think that as a stepmom, and you might agree, we have the unique experience of raising and loving kids who then go home to a different mom, and that that experience lends valuable perspective to fostering. You don’t love them less–you make peace withthe fact that they aren’t yours. But there is always love. 🙂

  1. Such a wonderful way to end the year. Our Ray (originally a stray) also had confidence issues and, after 18 months of work, he is vastly improved. Is he perfect? Far from it but our home would not be the same without him! If only more people realized the potential of these dogs who have had “less than happy” incidents in their lives.

    • Yay Ray! We adopted pur Rottie/Lab as an adult dog and she was terrified of walking alongside the street. She’d cower, shake, and slink. It’s been 3 years since we adopted her and she is the best dog on leash with her dog pack. It’s all time and practice. 🙂

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